Two Japanese firms have developed an intelligent undershirt Smart Shirt that can be connected to a smartphone and provide data on the health of the person wearing it. Technology continues to advance portable devices to provide new features for people who use any object of daily use of our lives. With the advancement of internet and connectivity between different devices, new products come on the market to take advantage of these benefits and clothing certainly a leading role in the coming years.
The smart shirt has an ultra-fine and flexible sensor (which can be removed before the shirt is washed) that can monitor posture, heart rate, and calories consumed and burned, spokesperson of the tech firm NEC, which has developed the shirt in collaboration with Gunze Ltd., told EFE news.
Data is collected through the electrically conductive fiber of the shirt and is wirelessly transmitted to a smartphone, where the user can view the information using a specific app.
The idea is for the app to provide, based on the information collected, suggestions on improving health or workout performance to the users.
This clever piece will be able to evaluate issues such as heart rate and calories burned, and training habits and forward postures subsequently tested on a mobile device. A T-connected compatible washings
Through a program, you can access the suggestions for improving our daily and follow a specific training plan to help us achieve our goals.
Smart Shirtcreated by Gunze and NEC will also consider health care as it helps to manage the parameters to keep the body in good condition. In its construction they have been taken into consideration the customary textile processing to create a resilient and compromise
Gunze is scheduled to launch the “smart” shirt, which still does not have a definitive commercial name, this year at its gymnasiums in western Japan and is also contemplating the possibility of renting them out on a monthly basis to their clients in the gyms, the spokesperson added.